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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Nailsea Croquet Club teams were involved in three league matches last week.
TEAMS from Nailsea Croquet Club have been involved in three league matches last week.
Nailsea South East lost away to East Dorset South East by 13 games to seven.
Results - doubles: Brian & Brenda Roynon won 7-4 and lost 4-5; Polly Reynolds & Robin Hendry lost 4-7; Polly Reynolds & Pam Hendry lost 4-7.
Singles: Brian Roynon lost 1-7, won 6-5 and lost 6-7 & 3-7; Polly Reynolds lost 1-7, won 7-3 and lost 5-7; Brenda Roynon lost 5-7 & 3-6 and won 7-4; Robin Hendry lost 0-7, won 7-4 and lost 5-7; Pam Hendry won 7-5, lost 4-6 and won 5-3.
Nailsea South East beat Kingston Maurward at home by three games to two in the Intermediate League.
This match was postponed earlier in the season because the Nailsea lawns were flooded after heavy overnight rain. Nailsea got off to a good start winning both the doubles and the singles in the morning and gaining a two-nil lead at lunch.
Linda Shaw won her singles in the afternoon and Nailsea lost the two remaining singles, but won by three games to two overall.
Results - doubles: Polly Reynolds & Linda Shaw won +1T (19-18). Singles: Violet Delmas won +5 and lost -8T (17-25); Linda Shaw won +23; Polly Reynolds lost -13T (10-23).
Nailsea first team lost an away match at Dyffryn, near Cardiff, by five games to two, with Kriss Chambers providing the Nailsea team with its two wins.
Results (all singles): Marcus Evans lost -6otp, -23tp and -19; Kriss Chambers won +5 and +3; David Richards lost -23 and -26.
Over the weekend Nailsea Croquet Club held its annual August handicap tournament. Unfortunately there were some late withdrawals and the event had only 12 competitors, 10 from the home club, one from Bristol and one from Northampton.
The event was run as a knockout with a consolation hands ladder for those knocked out of the main event. With just two rounds completed, torrential rain on Saturday evening flooded all four lawns and prevented further play that day.
Jim Gregory, Linda Shaw and Anne Peek (all from Nailsea) finished the day with two wins each. Jill Hathaway (Bristol) was the fourth semi-finalist having had a bye in the first round of the main event.
When the competitors arrived on Sunday morning, the surface water had cleared, but the peg-holes were full of water indicating that the ground was still saturated. They started the third round, but after an hour’s play it started raining again and pools soon started to appear.
The competitors continued playing and after another 55 minutes the manager, Peter Dyke, was the first to peg-out having made two good breaks, the second in difficult conditions, in the consolation event.
In the semi-finals of the main event, Jill beat Anne by seven and Jim beat Linda by eight. With rain continuing to fall during the lunch break, it was decided to abandon play for the rest of the day and the final will be played later this month on a date convenient to the two finalists.